2010 Buick Grandnational Dyno Runs!!!
My 1987 Buick Grandnatoinal is Complete!! (please read below) Motors In an now Tuned!! horsepower numbers will be up-comming,,This was only a street tune at 14 psi Boost on 93 octain fuel threw Full exhuast !! 2-8-10 2pm, est, Orlando,FL..I Filmed the last NASA Space shuttle night luanch 4am this filmed Morning..Thanks Dave at HeartBeat Racing Engines in Apopka,FL for machine work,Titan Motors sports for the Dyno rental an Cal Hartline Of Harline Performance for the Awsome Tune..No Hessitations in the throttle At All..This a big injector car too...8^)
The Story of this car..
Brought out storage,in year 2000
had 2 differant motor builds both whipe the camshafts,little known to people back then was the camshaft manufactors fault ,the cams metal was flawed,the 90's SP cams
the car goes to Bowling Green Custums in Alt GA,
He has it 4 years, charges me $14,000 for Yeap,straight from his shop a Whiped camshaft!!!
Car goes to KDK Performance in FL
gone billit rollor cam
$8000 rebuild,car blows up 1/2 track at 110mph
3 total rebilds all i payed for,Dynoed an to the track same thing, 1/2 track garnade First Run !!
4th new motor bought an payed for, i pull car out KDK
spend over $30,000 in cash an parts totaling over 3 years
I call Cal Hartline,He recommeds Lamotta performance
The new motor from KDK goes striaght on the Dyno an BOOM!! headgasket launches as all the times before
I asked Jake at Lamotta if he can fix it, an add GNX style dash an new Intercooler,6 months later motors done at Heartbeat racing engines,Even though Lamottoa dropped my motor to him for whatever reason i had to go pick it up.(that cost the tranny in my truck!)After Lamotta installs the motor an fires it,I called Jake an he said i quote "Its fine, ready to go"..I pick it up, Its belowing white smoke out the exshuast very 10 minutes,water temps high, oil pressuers All over the place!!!,,the dash speedo don't work, (the whole reason i had the GNX dash kit Installed!!) an the grill ,Lamotta broke the headerpanel flap so my Grill dangles in place,had to buy whole new front headlight pannel,won't mention them storing my car under a car on lift that leaked fuild
$13,000 in total parts an labor back to square one
Piston pin was riding up an down the #4 cylinder wall
Car stays in My Garage..
Dave at Heartbeat racing engines rebuilt an sleves the damage piston pin cylinder an i have him add GN1 stroker kit..The Motors now perfect an i have over 2000miles on it
Today July 27th 2010 the cars at ProFab in Tampa having Matt inspected the suspenion along with the brakes,Possiably adding a 6 point roll cage...8^)
Moral to this build,Try your Hardest to Have one All-in-One shop work on your car,Or you'll get the Third person run around,(example), Oh i'll take your car an your money,but its the machist fault or part builders fault why nothing works,pay us, blame them...
First time you here that....Run!!!
Get all work in Writing,You might need it later
DSM SHOOTOUT 2008
DSM shootout 2008 in Norwalk Ohio. There were some pretty sick cars this year...
Tom's Turbo Garage: Eagle Talon AWD Turbo Upgrade - Part Two
In this episode, we finish the T3 based PTE 6266 turbo upgrade on my DSM. After getting all of the parts bolted in, we go for a road test to get the initial ECMLink tune nailed down.
You can see a complete modification list and many more photos and details at http://talon.turbomirage.com
For more details on my DIY water alcohol injection setup, please visit http://www.turbomirage.com/water
Thanks for watching!
Trans & Clutch 7 - AWD Fluids
EXPAND THE INFO SECTION. I made a video about changing gear oil in a manual transaxle. People were grateful for it, but the AWD guys wanted a video about how to do the transfer case and rear end service. Rightly so! I just had a great opportunity to do this, so I did it.
There are people on-line who know their stuff, and at least twice as many who don't. Someone who said "I like this gear oil because it works better than anything else I've tried" might not have tried it all, might be talking about a brand new transmission, or one that's on its last legs. It's important to take their situation in context rather than any kind of omnipotent wisdom. There are people who have done research, there are those who have experience, and then there are those who have an opinion. It's important to differentiate whose advice you should be following.
TeamRip Engineering has done more oil research, or at least provided more public lab info than any other source in the DSM community about what a DSM likes. Perhaps others have done that kind of work. Perhaps others have a history of rebuilding gearboxes after the wrong oils were used. I tend to listen to the transmission builders as they tend to give the best advice. Below are the links to a few reputable DSM transmission builders. Following that are some retail and speed shops that have good rapport with the racing community. I've tried to be as comprehensive as possible with my sources.
Transfer case gear oils: http://www.teamrip.com/transfer_case_hypoid_gear_oil_recommendation_info.html
Rear end gear oils: http://www.teamrip.com/rear_axle_hypoid_gear_oil_recommendation_info.html
Manual Transaxle gear oils: http://www.teamrip.com/manual_transmission_gear_oil_recommendation_info.html
Oil Viscosity Chart: http://teamrip.com/viscosity_chart.html
... I sure wish they would post more than that publicly.
Oil Recommendations: http://www.jackstransmissions.com/pages/oil
EVO Guys... READ THIS: http://www.jackstransmissions.com/pages/t-case-filling
Fluids page: http://www.roadraceengineering.com/eclfluids.htm
Where to buy...
I discovered some oils are difficult to find vendors for. I was overjoyed to find I can get any fluid I want from anywhere in the world on Amazon.
How to NOT Blow TF Up - Fuel Requirements -Top Speed Turbo
http://www.FullTiltLife.com shows a clip from the Kings of the Street Part 2 DVD. Getting people to the start with their highly strung, insane fast cars and bikes with the right mix of gas can be a challenge. Here some of the primary concerns.